Alderley Edge is a dramatic sandstone ridge with impressive views over the Cheshire plain towards Manchester and to the hills of Cheshire’s Peak District.
The broad ridge top is well wooded with Scots pine and beech trees. There is historic interest too as the area has been mined for copper as far back as the Bronze Age, by the Romans, and is linked to intriguing legends. The edge boasts some of the most spectacular panoramic views of Cheshire and no matter what the season it offers great walks and adventures for young and old.
The well-maintained woodland paths make it an ideal location to relax, breath in the fresh air and enjoy the Cheshire countryside. Meander around woods to Hare Hill, a charming wooded and walled garden with a pergola and sculptures at its heart and back to the car park for a delicious locally made Granelli’s ice cream.
Parking is available at the edge or it is possible to walk from Goose Green Farm.
As well as the long walk around Alderley Edge, we know our visitors enjoy exploring the woods here at Alderley Edge and that many return again and again.
With that in mind, we have created a number of new walks routes that are of varying lengths and take in a number of key features across the property.
Self-Guided Trail Leaflet
A self-guided Trail Leaflet to accompany the walks is available from:
- NT Cheshire Countryside Office
- Wizard Tea-Room
- Our Membership Recruiter in the NT car-park
There are five trails:
The Wizards Wander – Follow in the footsteps of a legendary wizard.
Miners Ramble – a walk back in time to the age-old mining history of the Edge.
Donkey Track Trail – Get your heart pumping up the old packhorse track through the Great Quarry.
Woodland Valley Walk – Through Clockhouse and Waterfall woods.
Castle Rock Stroll – Through the woods to the original ‘Edge’ at Castle Rock.
Here’s a taster to whet your appetite.
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